Volkswagen Transmission Fluid Exchange Service

Volkswagen Transmission Fluid Exchange Serving Sacramento, CA

At Niello Volkswagen, we manage a state-of-the-art service center with Volkswagen-certified technicians that understand the VW transmission system and its routine fluid exchange maintenance needs inside and out. Our highly-qualified technicians perform a world-class transmission fluid exchange across all VW vehicles including the VW Jetta, Passat, and Golf family models. When your car or SUV is due for routine transmission fluid maintenance at the specified maintenance interval or develops any of the symptoms of defective performance, we invite you to secure reliable transmission system performance according to factory specifications from us at Niello Volkswagen in Sacramento.

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Volkswagen Transmission System & Hydraulic Oil 101

The Volkswagen Transmission is a sophisticated system with complicated inner mechanics that allow it to transfer the power produced by the engine into the drive wheels as variable torque. To deliver engine power into drive wheels, the transmission relies on a spectrum of gears, sensors, pinions, gaskets, and lubricating hydraulic oil that keeps everything lubricated and cool. The auto industry calls this lubricating hydraulic oil transmission fluid and it will eventually break down, get contamination, or leak to require an exchange.

Not only does transmission fluid serve as oil that keeps the transmission's components lubricated, but the fluid also acts as a hydraulic that transfers energy among the internal moving components. With the overall performance of the transmission and your vehicle being subjected to the condition and performance of the transmission fluid, it is an excellent maintenance decision to follow Volkswagen's recommendations for transmission fluid exchange or schedule service in response to any symptoms of defective performance.

What are the Symptoms of Defective Transmission Fluid?

When transmission fluid contaminates, leaks, or breaks down, you will need an exchange service to restore its reliable performance. Here are the most common symptoms associated with defective transmission fluid:

  • Gears will not change properly or do 
  • Gears change without driver input, without reason, or sporadically   
  • Makes noises, such as grinding, clunking, or ticking 
  • Dashboard warning light 
  • Fluid overheats 
  • Fluid found leaking


Niello Volkswagen

2701 Arden Way
Directions Sacramento, CA 95825

  • Sales: 916-482-5790
  • Service: 916-482-5790
  • Parts: 916-482-5790

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Overview of Transmission Fluid Exchange

Service starts when the certified technician begins draining the old transmission fluid. As the fluid drains, the technician performs an inspection of the transmission system to confirm that it is ready to accept and support the fresh fluid. The technician then installs the factory authorized transmission fluid according to factory specifications.

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  • Quiet Room
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  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
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